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OSU-OKC Vet Tech program receives Banfield grant

OSU-OKC Veterinary Technology program receives Banfield grant

$12,000 grant will be used for X-ray machine, other training equipment

OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 12, 2020) – Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City is the recipient of a $12,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation to support the university’s Veterinary Technology program.

The funds will be used to purchase crucial training equipment, including a portable X-ray unit and coat aprons and thyroid collars for students using the X-ray machine.

The new state-of-the-art equipment affords Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) the opportunity to provide training in the latest procedures in the field of veterinary technology, and for the school to continue to produce qualified veterinary technicians.

OSU-OKC’s associate of applied science in veterinary technology degree is a two-year program that offers a combination of lecture, laboratory and hands-on experience, with job placement assistance available to students and graduates.

The program is accredited through the American Veterinary Medical Assocation.

More information is available at www.osuokc.edu/vettech.

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For more information: Nick Trougakos, OSU-OKC – nick.trougakos@okstate.edu – (405) 945-9196

About Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 40 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners. More information is available at www.osuokc.edu.